Originally Posted by EP_00'
for carrying extra bags and such of course a roof rack is the best way to go. they arent too expensive.
personally regarding the tent just make sure you get one with a bug net. Sears, Walmart, or any local camping/ outdoors store should carry tents that aren't too over the top.
I think the OP is referring to the tents that attach to vehicles, like this one
Originally Posted by zacharykatic
..... Is one of those tents worth buying? anyone know any cheap ones?.....
IMO, those tents are overpriced and gimicky. They'd be great if you:
a: don't want to unload camping gear from your vehicle
b: don't plan on driving after you set up your tent
c: love your vehicle so much you want to sleep with it too
OK, maybe that 3rd one doesn't count if you own a Jeep
I use a nice Coleman tent when I camp. I'll set it up while everyone else is towing in campers. To me, camping = tent. If you have a shower, microwave, and couch, you're not really camping, lol!
Oh, and a little tidbit I picked up over the years:
Buy a big cheap tarp and tie it to trees over your tent if you're in inclimate weather. It will keep you and any gear you pile near your tent nice and dry